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[SOLVED] Kernel 3.16


Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:47:31 pm

Any plans to integrate ubuntu 14.04.2 into Zorin OS9 including the new 3.16 kernel? ... -16-kernel. But it seems from the OMG article that both upgrade and kernel are currently unstable. But when stable perhaps?


Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:57:32 am


depending on how you have your software sources set, you can find the 3.16 kernel listed in Synaptic and do a manual install!.

Synaptic Package Manager _005.jpg

I don't have it installed myself but its there if you want it. See software sources settings here:




Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:38:26 am

Thx Wolfman. Ending your posts with the phrase "USE AT YOUR OWN RISK" always gives me the willies! As i said the comments on the OMG! UBUNTU! article suggested that the kernel is as yet unstable so maybe i shouldn't take the risk. I have tried to force an update but there is nothing on my system to update so indeed it would be at my own risk. Gulp!


Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:10:07 pm


I don't use unstable software as it is exactly what it says: "Unstable", if you wait, it will filter through eventually!. :D

You can check out the release notes here:


Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:49:48 pm

I guess the kernel will filter through eventually. I just have to be patient.


Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:20:09 pm

Just to let you know, I installed it to see if it would do any damage and it seemed to run fine, when I tried to do an update check, my software sources list was showing duplicates and 404 error messages, I ran the clear duplicate files command "sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/* && sudo apt-get update" but it didn't clear the problem so I un-installed it again!.

BE AWARE, THE FOLLOWING COMMAND IS NOT FOR UBUNTU 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) BUT FOR 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). (ZORIN OS 9 IS BASED ON UBUNTU 14.04!.) And that's where my troubles started officer!. :D

If you want to take the chance, use the following command but like I said above, it may well cause problems for your system:

sudo apt-get linux-generic-lts-utopic

This is how I should have done it and I advise you to do the same!: ... rnel-3-16/



Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:18:41 pm

Basically, DON'T FIX WHAT AIN'T BROKE! :mrgreen:


Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:39:53 pm

Yup. Good advice!!


Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:08:10 pm

Another question, is it really that important to have a higher kernel if your rig is running anyway?. :D

I don't bother myself, like Swarf said, if it ain't broke don't fix it! (or something like that!). :D


Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:31:10 pm

Something in me wants to have all the most up to date stuff running on my rig. It was always the case when i was running Windoze; it's something which i'm gradually learning with Linux that i can do without.


Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:06:46 pm

If you want 'Bleeding Edge' then go with Fedora - but don't forget the Band Aid on the way to A&E! :lol:


Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:50:25 pm

I tried Fedora and a couple of forks and didn't like it. I prefer Ubuntu-based OSes.


Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:21:55 am

Recently tried Fedora 21 live and not nice at all - each to their own! :D


Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:39:15 am

goldfish173 wrote:I tried Fedora and a couple of forks and didn't like it. I prefer Ubuntu-based OSes.

Me too, much easier to work with and get 3rd party packages for it!. :D

(You can get packages for other distros too from the above link!).